New Deck

9 Dec

For the past 7.5 years we’ve had a back patio.  A slab of 10′ x 10′ cement.  I’ve moved all our patio furniture out of the way when I took this picture.  We did actually use this space.  Usually eating dinner outside most nights in the spring and summer.

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It had some piddly little steps.

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I knew it was just a matter of time before someone fell down these steps and face planted on the concrete.

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So we used the same contractors that fixed up our house after a huge hailstorm hit our neighborhood back in May.  They worked with on our design and budget till we got exactly what we wanted and needed in a deck.  It changed a little from our original plan after an inspection by the city and electrical company.  But we love how it turned out.

First we got the load of supplies delivered.

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After holes were dug and a few days waiting on yet another inspection, they began the building.

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Almost done…

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And here she is!

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Now on to the patio.  I never got pictures of it finished.  But here it is almost halfway done.  By the time it was finished, it got really cold outside.  So we haven’t even used it yet.  But come spring we plan on landscaping so I will have some “after” pictures of the whole set up.  deck9

We did enjoy a party on the deck last month though.

deck11I’m excited to get some lights on the pergola and outdoor speakers and have some major shindigs this summer.

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3 Responses to “New Deck”

  1. Melanie December 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    WOW! The deck looks great! I bet the girls love it too. Any plans for planting some trees for shade? (Gene’s idea 🙂

    • Amy Parnell December 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

      Oh definitely planting trees. It’s usually is in the shade after lunch time in the summer though. So maybe one strategic shade tree for the morning sun and ornamental trees for privacy.

  2. charla December 10, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    Good job on the design Amy and Joey. I know the girls will have so much fun in the whole deck/patio area when it is warmer.

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